The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women is taking nominations from the community for the 2013 Women's Wall of Honor. Nominations are due April 15. 

Each year, the OCCSW holds a ceremony to honor these special women in Okaloosa County who have contributed to the well-being of children, families and the citizens of our community. This year, the ceremony to honor the nominees will be held at 10 a.m. May 7 in the Auditorium at the University of West Florida Emerald Coast, Fort Walton Beach Campus.  

“We encourage friends, family members, co-workers and employers to nominate the special women in our county who enrich their lives," said Shirley Pigott, chair of the OCCSW. "Women in our community have made tremendous contributions to our county's growth, health, education, welfare and culture. Each year we want to continually recognize these women in a permanent way.”

The nomination form and more information can be found at The form, a short paragraph (100 words or less) about the woman you wish to honor, her photo and a $100 donation to the OCCSW should be submitted to the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women, PO Box 681, Niceville, FL 32588. Payments also can be made through PayPal. For more information and a nomination form, call 833-7587, ext. 205 or email